Dance, Roma Gypsy Dance, and Tribal Dance in the Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Health and Weight Loss Benefits of Dancing
The Guardian UK: Although flamenco improves posture, belly dancing really hones it,.....and
requires near-constant elevation of the arms, sometimes using props such
as veils. It teaches you to isolate the upper chest and shoulder muscles
WNBC, New York: "Belly dancing -- can it really help you lose weight and tone
muscles? Studies show the answer is, apparently, yes. It burns among the
most calories of any exercise....Recent research shows you can burn over
600 calories an hour by belly dancing, even more than running."
CBS News: "Belly dancing takes a lot more than a pretty shimmy.
The pros say it can lead the way to a healthy, more sensual life."
From CNN: "Belly dancing has emerged as one of the hot new workout trends in recent years, according to the American Council on Exercise.
Many students attend classes to lose weight, but... other aspects of the class are what make them stay."
Mayo Clinic: "Belly-dancing and other types of dance can be good
exercises for weight loss. Dancing in general can burn as many calories as
can walking, swimming or riding a bike."
MSN Health: "....what you may not realise is that it is also a
total body workout which uses around 600 muscles.
Belly dancing has become the new trendy exercise for people wanting to
keep fit and de-stress.
Anyone can belly dance — any size, age, skill level — and men are also
Juliet took up belly dancing to help strengthen her weak back from years
of sitting in an office. After nine years of belly dancing she hasn't
seen the chiropractor for at least five.
Not surprisingly, some women find the gentle rotating and rocking
movements help tone the body during pregnancy. Belly dancing is also a
healthy alternative for losing weight.
It is excellent for people with a poor body image and low self-esteem
or those who just hate exercising."
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